CMU Approved

Approved: Ty

By | Published on Monday 5 March 2018

Ty

Ty is back. South London rapper Ben Chijioke has now signed to the Jazz Re: Freshed label, after previous releases on BBE, Big Dada and Tru Thoughts.

On new single ‘Eyes Open’, Ty shows himself to be – as ever – a man with a keen ear for the perfect backdrop to complement his precise vocal delivery. His lyrics on the track too are thoughtful, delving into social commentary without being overly forceful. Collaborating with Durrty Goodz (now known as OG Rootz), Deborah Jordan and Pumpkin, he encourages you to keep your mind open.

‘Eyes Open’ is taken from Ty’s fifth LP, ‘A Work Of Heart’, on which he tackles subjects including depression, poverty and racism. It also features collaborations with Tall Black Guy, Wayne Francis from United Vibrations and Umar Bin Hassan from The Last Poets.

Catch him live in London at Archspace next month. Meanwhile, watch the video for ‘Eyes Open’ here:

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